GOA and GOF Secure Comprehensive TRO Against Oregon Gun Law
By Caroline Thorman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) secured a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in state court, preventing the entire new Oregon gun control law from being enforced. Signed by Judge Robert S. Raschio, the order bars the state from implementing any portion of the law until a hearing is held on a request for a preliminary injunction next Tuesday.
GOA and GOF have also signed onto an amicus brief in a similar lawsuit against this new law in federal court in OFF v. Brown, which also saw some progress today when a federal judge stayed the permit-for-purchase system requirement for 30 days.
The new law, which passed under a ballot measure by razor thin margins, was scheduled to take effect December 8th. It would:
Ban magazines over 10 rounds
Require a permit to purchase any firearm
Require a training course, application fee, fingerprinting, and a duplicative background check to obtain the permit-to-purchase
Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:
“This is an exciting victory for our members in Oregon as the clock was winding down on securing relief from the onerous and unconstitutional requirements this law would have placed on current and future gun owners. We look forward to continuing the fight.”
Sam Paredes, onSource: Gun Owners of America